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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

What happens when a water pipe bursts?

When a pipe bursts, the water can cause indoor flooding and damage your home. If the pipe is in an accessible location, you will likely notice puddles of water right away. However, if the pipe is underground or behind a wall, it may cause reduced water pressure, a sulfur smell or discolored water. All of this can cause significant (and expensive) damage, which is why you should always contact a plumber near you if you suspect your pipes are leaking.

What do you do if you have a burst pipe?

First, switch off the water supply to reduce the water damage. You should also turn off the electricity for the part of your home that has sustained the leak, as it can be extremely dangerous if the water comes into contact with an electrical socket. Next, drain the remaining water from your faucets so it doesn’t freeze inside the pipes. 

Once you’ve done all of this, search for qualified plumbers in your area and ask them to provide you with a quote. 

Can a leaking pipe burst?

Yes. A leak in your pipe can build up pressure and wear through the material. Left unchecked, this pressure can cause the pipe to burst. This is why it’s so important to fix your pipes and contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak — no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. 

Smaller leaks are easier and inexpensive to fix, saving you time and money in the long run. In addition, many insurance policies will not cover water damage for pipes that burst due to gradual leaks.

Reviews for Rice Village plumbers
Matt O.
Willie at Payless Plumbing is a true professional. His price is affordable and the quality of workmanship was excellent. I highly recommend Payless Plumbing to anybody needing plumbing work done. Thanks again for a job well done!
Top Choice PlumbingTop Choice Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
AL Rooter Plumbing was very professional, excellent work, very fast, and affordable. Highly recommend and would hire again for future plumbing.
AL Rooter PlumbingAL Rooter Plumbing
Courtney R.
Gary is a top notch plumbing professional. He was timely, thorough and a pleasure to talk to. He will be the only plumber I call for any plumbing repairs.
Brogdon Plumbing Co.Brogdon Plumbing Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Demi came out and expertly handled the plumbing issue. I will be calling him again the next time I have any plumbing needs.
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Thumbtack Customer
Greg and his team are very knowledgeable and professional. From start to finish, Four Star Plumbing followed through, and delivered on every expectation. They even clean up! I have already referred Four Star Plumbing to several of my family members and friends. Thank you Four Star Plumbing for renewing my faith in the plumbing industry - honest, reliable, and hard working.
Four Star PlumbingFour Star Plumbing
Stephen S.
Shortys Plumbing did an EXCELLENT Job! They are responsive, fast and most importantly their quality of work is top notch! I will be using them for all my sewer and under slab plumbing needs!
Shorty's Plumbing & Drain DoctorsShorty's Plumbing & Drain Doctors
Loyd S.
Gary is awesome. Look no further for your plumbing needs!
Brogdon Plumbing Co.Brogdon Plumbing Co.
Tina D.
Gary was great! He was extremely responsive and got the job done quickly. I will definitely call him again to do other plumbing work for us. I highly recommend Brogdon Plumbing Company!!!
Brogdon Plumbing Co.Brogdon Plumbing Co.
Sparkle H.
Payless Plumbing, Willie Flores were an answer to our prayers. He was diligent and detail-oriented and put in a lot of work to help me pay the least amount for an ENORMOUS job. Thanks Payless Plumbing!
Top Choice PlumbingTop Choice Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Funny guy! He know the plumbing business inside and out
Brogdon Plumbing Co.Brogdon Plumbing Co.
Heather B.
Mr. Tapia was very professional, thorough and straightforward with his assessment of my plumbing issues. He quoted a reasonable price and began work right away. I would definitely recommend him for your plumbing needs.
Simon tapiaSimon tapia
Kritika M.
This was a great experience, and I’ve definitely found my go to for plumbing needs
Plumbers VIPPlumbers VIP
Julie G.
Matt was great! Super responsive when there was a plumbing issue at my listing.
Millard constructionMillard construction
Thumbtack Customer
Great service provided and excellent advice. Would highly recommend for plumbing work.
Halo ServicesHalo Services
Chris F.
From the first contact thru the end of the repairs, Demi, the owner of Sweetwater Plumbing Company, was exceptional. Professonsl guy who fixed everything fast; definitely an expert in his field. Would never call another plumber. Definitely recommend Sweetwater Plumbing.
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Jason H.
It was great - a Sunday plumbing crisis that Shorty's handled expeditiously and at a great price - highly recommend
Shorty's Plumbing & Drain DoctorsShorty's Plumbing & Drain Doctors
Emily T.
Guy was just awesome. Will use for all future plumbing needs. Would highly recommend!!
Home services FloresHome services Flores
Alexander L.
Quick to arrive, helped diagnose and solve our plumbing problem on the exterior. thanks again!
B&P PlumbingB&P Plumbing
Carl W.
Really honest work and timely. I would hire him again for my plumbing issues.
M&w construction servicesM&w construction services
Thumbtack Customer
Quick, awesome service. Plumber was polite and great at his job. Thank you, sweetwater plumbing!
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Tyson P.
Gary was very professional, this was my 1st time using thumbtack and glad Brogdon Plumbing is apart of it.
Brogdon Plumbing Co.Brogdon Plumbing Co.
Emery L.
Chris was very patient, helped me to better understand the issue we faced with our plumbing.
South Texas PlumbingSouth Texas Plumbing
Don H.
Reasonable price, worked quickly and resolved the problem! Will definitely be using Four Star Plumbing next time.
Four Star PlumbingFour Star Plumbing
Gary did a terrific job and we will definitely calling him again for our next plumbing need!
Brogdon Plumbing Co.Brogdon Plumbing Co.
Lauren b.
Edward responded quickly and was able to fix my plumbing issue only hours after initial contact.
Optimum Plumbing SolutionsOptimum Plumbing Solutions
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